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Steam Link vs NVIDIA Shield TV: Which is best for PC game streaming?

So, you want to stream your PC games to another room in the house. Is the Steam Link or the NVIDIA Shield TV the better tool for that job? Valve and NVIDIA are giants in the PC gaming industry and both offer systems to let you play your PC games from the comfort of your couch without the need to move your rig. Show More Summary

How to buy and read e-books in Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update

How do I download and read e-books on my Windows phone? The Creators Update for Windows 10 Mobile is here, and with it comes an upgrade to Edge that lets you buy and read e-books straight from the browser. It's officially called Books in Windows Store, and there's already a huge selection of books waiting to be digested. Show More Summary

Everything you need to know about Alcantara

Microsoft makes a number of high-profile products for its Surface lineup that feature "Alcantara" fabric, including the new Surface Laptop, which is expected to be released in June. But what exactly is Alcantara? On Windows Central, we cover everything and anything Microsoft. Show More Summary

Don't forget to claim your free channel subscription on Mixer!

As part of the relaunch of Microsoft's streaming platform, many current members got a free channel subscription to use. It applies to folks who were at level 10 and above on Beam prior to the rebrand, which didn't take a lot of getting...Show More Summary

Xbox's E3 2017: Rumors, expectations, and a whole heap of games

E3 2017 is almost upon us, and Microsoft's is going to be extra special. The headline act for E3, at least Microsoft hopes, will be Project Scorpio — the company's beastly 6 TF 4K video game console. Strangely, though, we practically...Show More Summary

Star Trek: Bridge Crew Review — This right here is why VR exists

This is the beginning of something amazing, and I'm here for every minute of it. No introduction is necessary here, right? Star Trek: Bridge Crew has been teased and shown off and talked about for over a year now, and the dividing line...Show More Summary

Metro 2033 Wars, revisiting the post-apocalyptic Windows 10 Mobile strategy game

Metro 2033 Wars is a post-apocalyptic strategy game for Windows 10 where you lead a rag-tag group of survivors through the metro systems to defeat rival factions, form alliances and build a community. The Windows 10 Mobile game is based...Show More Summary

Why you shouldn't buy 'Friday the 13th' for Xbox One (at least for now)

'Friday the 13th: The Game' for Xbox One shows some promise, but should be avoided in its current state. Late last week "Friday the 13th: The Game," a survival horror game based on the acclaimed franchise, released across console and PC. Show More Summary

XFX RX 480 RS Review: The hot and spicy curry of mid-range AMD GPUs

The RX 480 is a good-looking card that promises solid 1080p performance and a pleasant experience at 1440p after turning down options. The XFX RX 480 RS is your typical Polaris-powered GPU packing a 256-bit bus, 2048 stream processors, 1288MHz core clock, and 8GB of VRAM at 8000MHz. Show More Summary

ASUS VivoBook S + VivoBook Pro hands-on

ASUS is bringing high-end notebook internals to more affordable price points with its new VivoBook laptops. The announcements at ASUS's Taipei press conference today weren't limited to super-high-end products like the ZenBook Pro. The...Show More Summary

ASUS ZenBook Pro (2017) + ZenBook Flip S hands-on

ASUS builds out its premium laptop line with an excellent high-end machine, and an unconventional convertible. ASUS chairman Jonney Shih unveiled two new members of the ZenBook today, at a special event in Taipei ahead of Computex 2017. Show More Summary

ASUS unveils new ZenBook and VivoBook laptops at Computex 2017

Five new laptops from ASUS target the premium performance segment. At a special event ahead of the Computex 2017 trade show in Taipei, ASUS has announced a quintet of new laptops in its ZenBook and VivoBook series. The lineup is ledShow More Summary

Injustice 2 Xbox One Achievement List and Guide

Welcome to another in-depth Achievement Guide from Windows Central! Injustice 2 is a massive fighting game, with 28+ iconic characters and plenty of modes to keep players busy. It also features 62 Achievements/Trophies to unlock. This Achievement Guide offers tips and strategies for all of them. ...

Best Laptops for Windows Mixed Reality

What laptop should I get for Windows Mixed Reality? Windows Mixed Reality is on its way, and it's going to give a bit of a shakeup to the VR industry. Instead of requiring a beefy gaming PC with a dedicated GPU to run it, all that's required here is a laptop with a seventh-generation Core i5 processor and the integrated graphics to go along with it. Show More Summary

Following the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Windows 10

The 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs are right around the corner and many will be turning to their Windows 10 PC or Mobile devices to keep up with all the action on the ice. While the Windows Store has plenty of sports related apps, the hockey offerings are rather slim. Show More Summary

How to start a co-stream on Mixer

Go live with up to four friends using Mixer co-streaming. Microsoft's Mixer live streaming site is a platform built around interactivity, which continues to push a range of unique social features going forward. Announced alongside the...Show More Summary

Best Soundbars for Xbox One Gaming

These soundbars deliver a well-balanced and rich soundscape without having to run wires everywhere. Updated May 25, 2017: Now that Dolby Atmos has come to Xbox One, we refreshed this list to ensure you're still getting the absolute best...Show More Summary

F.lux uses Centennial Bridge to jump to the Windows Store

Although Microsoft introduced its Night light feature with the recent Creators Update f.lux was first for Windows PCs. The standalone Win32 app has been around for years as a freebie and user-supported application, but now it has found its way to the Windows Store as a UWP Centennial app (via MSPU). ...

Watch and win as we livestream Castle Crashers Remastered tonight on Mixer!

Every weekend, Windows Central livestreams an Xbox One or Steam game for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chattingShow More Summary

Windows Central Podcast 50: The new Surface Pro!

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: We talk Microsoft's hardware event in Shanghai! This week in Shanghai, Microsoft announced a brand new Surface Pro, called the Surface Pro. It also unveiled a new app called Whiteboard, and improvements to Microsoft Office. All that and more on this weeks episode of the Windows Central Podcast! ...

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